Children of the Corn

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
Children of the Corn Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 17+

Classic Stephen King horror, hardly popping.

R 1984 92 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 43 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

A Classic, But Not for the Entire Family

This is a very entertaining, gripping classic! I really liked it! I would say that there is a lot of violence, but there are a few exaggerations, too. The review says no sex, but there is some kissing near the beginning, but nothing worse than that. Also, there is 3/5 for language, but all there is is taking the Lord’s name in vain. Nothing worse there either. Also, I think kids younger than 17 are okay to see this. It’s nothing a mature 15-year-old can’t handle. Stephen King horror tales are always the best ones in the horror genre. It was weird, but well-made and startling, but not scary.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 15+

Not For the Whole Family

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • The Exorcist Poster Image

    The Exorcist

    Trendsetting shocker about a possessed child.

    age 16+
  • The Omen (1976) Poster Image

    The Omen (1976)

    Gory original Satanism saga; popular but plodding.

    age 15+
  • Poltergeist Poster Image


    One of the all-time great haunted house movies.

    age 13+

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate